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post #1 of 8 Old 09-09-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Bumper-paint or powder coat?

I am buying a JCR front bumper. It comes bare steel. I would appreciate pros and cons of painting or powder coating this. First hand experience appreciated.
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Rattle canning it will be cheaper, much easier to touch up, and can come out great if you take your time.

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What that guy said. ^^^

Don't waste your money on PC, it will get scuffed and chipped and is impossible to touch up. I did my JCR Dagger with a heavy multistage coating of self etching primer and then the Rustoleum bedliner spray coating. Looks great, has held up well, and when I get rock chips I either spray or touch up brush those spots and move on...

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Rattlecan it. Everything on my jeep is painted except my front EVO bumper which came powder coated. I have to touch up my rock rails and bumpers after every single wheeling trip. Problem is, the fronts starting to look like crap because of course the colors/texture dont match. Rock rails and rear bumper look great (till you get close and see the gouges of course).

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Thank you for the tips. Looks like rattle cans are the way to go
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I did the same with the JCR sliders and will rattle can the front bumper as well. Just clean off really good and spray on 3-4 coats.

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Rattle Can - Unless you just drive to the mall. Offroad it will get hit. Wait 30 minutes between coats to allow the paint to set.
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...and is impossible to touch up.
it actually can be touched up, but you have to remove the piece, take it to your powdercoater, have them do it for you, then put the piece back on.

its still a lot of headache but can be done. def more work than rattle canning.
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